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Question by  diva (168)

What is the difference between thrush and hand foot and mouth disease?

My doctor is testing my children for Hand foot and mouth, I was almost positive they had thrush.


Answer by  worker1149 (32)

Thrush presents in the mouth and tongue area of the body, usually resembling a white thick coating. Hand, foot and mouth presents as blisters over several parts of the body.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Thrush is caused by yeast that causes white areas in the mouth or tongue. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a virus that causes blisters in the mouth.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that is very, very common in kids. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth that is quite different.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Thrush is caused by a fungus, which is the common Candida albicans, whereas hand foot and mouth disease (hfm)is caused by bacteria. Since they are different from each other, each requires its own treatment. Both diseases are quite common, especially in young children. HFM is generally a better and faster responder.

posted by Anonymous
Every other website states very clearly that disease is a VIRUS! Not a bacteria easily controlled by antibiotic. No meds for a virus like this except lots of ice and water to push it out.  add a comment
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